asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that an unfortunate result of the presence here of American Forces has been the introduction in some parts of Britain of discrimination against negro troops; and whether he will make friendly representations to the American military authorities asking them to instruct their men that the colour bar is not a custom of this country and that its non-observance by British troops or civilians should be regarded with equanimity?
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this matter has already been aired to some extent, and, therefore, it seems wiser to air it properly and to handle this very serious problem firmly and constructively than to pretend it does not exist?
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I have received a letter, a copy of which I have sent to him, from a number of serving men informing me that an officer has given them a lecture advising them on the necessity for discrimination in connection with negroes who are in London?